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7 Gifts That Matter: A Post for the Holidays

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18 Dec 2014
This post may be too late if you have your holiday shopping done. But if you’re like me, you may have a person or two left on your list And if not, maybe it’s worth sharing in case anyone’s still in the giving mood. A few weeks ago, I was thinking about healthy or socially [...]... Continue Reading »

9 Burpees Every Athlete Should Master

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29 Oct 2014
Even though the OCR season is pretty much winding down, there are still some events left to enjoy in 2014! For me, it’s the Spartan Race at Fenway Park in mid-November. I’m looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. Why? For most of this year, I’ve dealt with minor injuries and [...]... Continue Reading »

Obstacle Course Race Review: The Beach Raid

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29 Sep 2014
Last month, I posted some training and footwear tips for beach runs and obstacle races. Since then, I ran my first OCR on the beach, the Beach Raid, organized by the RAID series. In prep for the race, my training focused on some of the things I pointed out in the post: lower leg strength [...]... Continue Reading »

Beach Runs & OCRs: Training & Footwear Tips

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26 Aug 2014
If you live near a shoreline, you may be familiar with the footwear you need for an occasional (or daily) beach run or workout. Since I’ll be running my first-ever obstacle race on the beach next month, I’ve been searching for the right shoe. Finding clear-cut recommendations hasn’t been easy as the proper running shoe seems to [...]... Continue Reading »

Obstacle Race Review: Urban Raid Boston

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21 Jul 2014
The review below was written by wife, Marisol. I dragged her into participating in the Urban Raid, and thankfully she doesn’t regret it :). You can click here to read my review on Mud and Adventure. Loud cheers….fun costumes…..smiles all around….music…..It was almost enough to calm whatever nerves I had about doing it. I had ... Continue Reading »

75 Obstacle Race Training Tips

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7 Jul 2014
If you’ve come across this site as a result of an online search, you’ve probably noticed that MyExerciseCoach.net has a lot of content on obstacle race training and preparation. Although these posts target beginners, tips and workouts may also apply to you if you have an OCR or two under your belt. These 75 tips [...]... Continue Reading »

An Interview with Joe De Sena

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18 Apr 2014
This morning, I sent Spartan Race media interview questions for an ebook I’m working on, expecting (with hope) a response sometime over the next few weeks. Thanks to Daniel Krueger with Spartan media and the founder himself, Joe De Sena answered my questions within a few hours! I wasn’t expecting to share the interview until [...]... Continue Reading »

Viking Race Brings Obstacle Course Racing to Norway this summer!

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14 May 2013
If you’re in Norway or planning a trip to Norway this summer, be sure to check out the Viking Race! Inspired by the Viking Age and Norse mythology, Viking Race – the first ever Norwegian obstacle course race – will be held in Oslo this summer on Saturday, August 24th. Viking Race will feature a [...]... Continue Reading »

Run Like Hell: Agility Training for Zombie Obstacle Course Races

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29 Apr 2013
Zombie-themed obstacle races can be a great a first mud run for beginners. When I ran Run For Your Lives, obstacle athletes of all fitness levels took their best shot at escaping from the undead. Most beginner obstacle race training programs will help you build a foundation for fitness for a 5k zombie run. Some [...]... Continue Reading »

Running Basics for Obstacle Race Training: 2 More Running Workouts

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8 Apr 2013
Running. It’s the cornerstone for obstacle race training. If you want to finish an obstacle race, you should be able to run your race distance before the big day. A little while ago, I wrote an article for AskTheTrainer.com (ATT) on four running workouts helpful for obstacle racing. These four workouts will all help build your [...]... Continue Reading »

What to Drink After Your Race – Celebratory Beverages

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28 Mar 2013
Many race organizers host a post-race party to commemorate your accomplishment. Oftentimes, once you’ve finished a challenging obstacle course race, you may even be awarded a free drink. But if you want to make healthy beverage choices and enjoy the celebration, what are the best alcoholic drink options? Let’s look at some of the typical [...]... Continue Reading »

A Week of Workouts for Obstacle Athletes

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18 Mar 2013
by Joe Vennare, co-founder of The Hybrid Athlete and co-creator of Race Day Domination.  So you have signed up for an obstacle course race and are starting to second-guess your decision. The libations enjoyed during happy hour combined with peer pressure from friends – wimp, weakling, wuss – got you to agree to take on Tough Mudder, ... Continue Reading »

Delhi gets its first obstacle race and other mud run news

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12 Mar 2013
Capital’s (India’s) First X Warrior Obstacle Race Delhi will see its first Obstacle Race on 10th March 2013. The run promises to be a litmus test for strength – physical and mental. The organisers say, “We will make you scorch and sweat and push yourself, and you might just discover reserves of toughness you never [...]... Continue Reading »

All You Need to Know About Metabolic Training

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11 Mar 2013
If you’ve been training for an obstacle race, you may already be familiar with metabolic training, whether or not you realize it. Metabolic training is a “work-out-til-you-drop” training technique that comes in handy for building fitness and mental toughness for obstacle racing. What Is Metabolic Training? Metabolic training consists of ... Continue Reading »

Win a Free Rugged Maniac Entry!

6 Mar 2013
The Rugged Maniac is arguably among the top 10 obstacle race organizers. This year, the Rugged Maniac is hosting 20 events nationwide. This 5k obstacle race is filled with more than 15 challenges to keep you on your toes! Thanks to an interview with Rob Dickens of Rugged Races last year, obstacles will challenge all [...]... Continue Reading »




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